Instruction for doctoral education in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Postgraduate studies

Every postgraduate student makes a personal postgraduate study plan together with his/her supervisor. The research director is responsible that the planned study entity fulfils the requirements of postgraduate studies.

The structure of the postgraduate studies is specified in the curricula guides of the faculty and doctoral programmes.

Registration to study courses is done on NettiOpsu.

Special postgraduate studies (such as conference presentations and posters, research visits etc.) are accepted by the supervisor of a postgraduate student. A postgraduate student sends an email, including possible attachments (e.g. conference brochure), to his/her supervisor to ask the accpetance of study credit ). If the credit its acceptable, the supervisor forwards student's message to sci-docstudies(a) where the study credit is considered by the coordinator and it is registered to study records.


Annual report

Every doctoral candidate returns yearly the annual report according to the instructions of his/her doctoral programme.

The licentiate students return  annual report by the instructions of the faculty.


Career and review discussions

University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) aims to enable annual career and review discussions to all doctoral candidates. The regular and systematic review discussions (development discussions) are normal practice in employment relationships. The possibility to career and review discussions are given as well to the doctoral candidates that are doing the doctoral research on research grant or other funding. The career and review discussion are held between Doctoral candidate and the scientific supervisor (and administrative supervisor) usually in February - March.


Contact information

Chief Academic Officer

Sanna Ranto sanna.ranto(a)

tel. +358 50 325 4448